All wood floors have a different grading as to their hardness and resistance to wear.
Use this guide to study the differences in colour and texture between the woods. The screen process cannot reproduce the exact colours but real samples are available by contacting Freedom Flooring. Available in different grades and widths. Below is a small selection of a huge variety of timber choices available. These samples are the most common of solid T & G timbers. We can also source and lay several high quality engineered flooring types - please enquire for more information regarding other timbers.
This timber is imported from America. It varies in colour and is similar to European Oak. Wide flowing grain with medium to coarse texture. A very durable timber with great colouring properties. Available in wide or standard board.
Similar in qualities to American Oak (Prime Grade), but the Rustic Grade has large and small knots throughout.
American Hard Maple colouring is cream-white with a pinkish tinge. Usually straight grain but sometimes curly or wavy, and the texture appears fine and even. Fine brown lines give an attractive growth ring figure. Large trees may have dark brown heart. The timber has a high resistance to abrasion and wear which finishes very well.
Kwila is a dense timber and very strong - commonly used as an attractive floor with dark warm/golden brown colour, with flecks of gold that you can see in sunlight. Click here to see an example of this timber.
Yaka timber is brown to red-brown with great colour variation and dark streaking. The texture is fine and the grain usually straight but sometimes wavy. Yaka is a relative of NZ Rimu and looks like Heart Rimu with a more destinctive colour variation.
This is a stunning heartwood that varies in colour from golden brown / red / light yellow in colour. The redder the wood the heavier it is. It has a wavy grain which can swirl and ripple which makes it a visually interesting flooring timber. It is very durable and resistant to fungus and termite attack.
Colours are cream to light brown, with little visible grain and medium texture. Some gum vein is present.
Available in heartwood or sapwood. The sapwood is pale pink/brown, the heartwood is a dull red brown. It is a fairly coarse textured wood with straight to strongly interlocked grain. Akwa is moderately durable. Detailed strength tests have been carried out and Akwa is one of the tougher and stronger commercial timbers of the Solomons.
Kauri is a large softwood. Heartwood is pale brown, sometimes pale reddish brown. Sapwood is distinctively paler. Kauri’s natural occourance is limited to a small area of NZ, north of Auckland.
Matai is a native softwood. Matai is graded into two distinctions - Heartwood and Sapwood. Heartwood is a beautiful warm brown, sap wood is a yellow/brown. Gives a beautiful silky finish when sanded and polished.
Rimu is a dense native timber of NZ. It is deep red in colour and is strong and durable. A stunning timber - one of the most beautiful in the world. It is found mostly on the west coast of the South Island, currently only a portion of this timber is available to bring harvests in line with sustainable levels. Rimu also is available in heart or sap wood. Heart Rimu has more grain to it than the sap.
A heavy durable timber with a walnut to creamy-grey appearance. Vitex is an eco-friendly hardwood which is creamy to walnut brown in colour. It is stunning as a floor, the grain is tight with ripples and waves throughout. This is a stable timber which looks stunning in wide board and narrow board.
This sample is American Oak with Pallmann Magic Oil 2K 'Black-White' applied.
This sample is American Oak with Pallmann Magic Oil 2K 'Walnut' applied.
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"We spent a lot of time researching all the different types of floor coverings available on the market, before we came across Freedom Flooring. We then met with Phil and explained we wanted the 'Million Dollar looks' but without the million dollar budget, he then advised on the types of wood, and wood finishes for the look we wanted. The end result was exactly what we had visualized and the whole process was made easy with good communication, great workmanship and friendly, reliable staff. We have had great comments on the floor, whenever anybody new visits our house. If we build new again or decide to renovate, we will definitely call on Freedom Flooring again"
In January 2008 we engaged the services of Freedom Flooring Ltd to lay a floor of Tasmanian Oak. We called for quotes and found Freedom’s prices to be very competitive. Great care was taken in the laying, sanding and polishing of the floor, to the extent that our architect observed that it was perhaps the nicest surface of it’s type that he had seen. All our visitors comment in a similar vein. Freedom’s staff were all a pleasure to deal with and obviously took great pride in their work. On the strengths of these results we have no hesitation in recommending their services to others, and we thank them for a job well done
We are very pleased with the outcome of our floor. Freedom Flooring worked very closely with us despite our property being in the Coromandel. Communication was the key in getting this floor completed on time.
We are very pleased that our aim to match the colour of our floor to the colour of the Kitchen Cabinetry was achieved. Freedom’s staff are friendly, professional and consistent.
Freedom Floorings customer service, planning, installation, finishing and attention to detail is extremely well executed. They finish on time and on budget producing beautiful timber floors. Freedom Floorings passion to deliver a great customer experience and expertise with timber flooring makes it all too easy. Freedom Floorings people, products and services exceed our expectations.
Freedom Flooring installed flooring into the formal areas of five townhouses we recently had constructed. We would have no hesitation in recommending Freedom Flooring to other home builders as their attention to detail and product range is second to none while their pricing is extremely competitive
We think Freedom Flooring is just amazing. Their timber flooring is all class and well worth the investment... great communication, great people to deal with. Jalcon Homes are all about high quality. Our clients love the colour range and styles available that helps them personalise their homes to suit them.
We are extremely pleased with our floor. Freedom Flooring finished on schedule and were a pleasure to deal with.
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"We have worked with Freedom Flooring on the Grand Hotel project for the last two years. Their quality of finish and overall service to us on a difficult project has been outstanding. I would have no hesitation in recommending Freedom Flooring for all types of timber flooring installation."
“We found Freedom Flooring excellent to deal with including all their staff involved with laying and finishing the floor. The workmanship is to a high standard, pleasant people to do business with.”
"Freedom Flooring are our first choice for all timber overlay floor work. Phil and his team are responsive to our needs, are professional in all aspects of their business, do not compromise on quality of workmanship and deliver the "Wow factor" every time.
"We looked at all the options for re covering our concrete floor including the diy laminates but are glad we chose to go for real wood and glad we chose Freedom Flooring, the real professionals."
Freedom Flooring is our chosen supplier for timber flooring, they deliver high quality service and top quality timber floors - but most of all they have integrity and respect for our projects and our timelines.
“The Freedom guys were fantastic and we love our Rosewood floor. Your team worked hard to meet both our tight deadline and the high quality standard we required. An excellent result and we’d recommend and use Freedom Flooring again!”
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